Laelia autumnalis

Laelia autumnalis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Laelia
Species: L. autumnalis
Binomial name
Laelia autumnalis
Lindl. 1831

Laelia autumnalis is a plant in the genus Laelia.


Plant bloom from fall to winter with many 10 cm fragrant flowers.


Plant is found growing on oak trees and mossy rocks in Southern Mexico at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters.


Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. Plant is a cool to intermediate growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week. Plant can also be mounted. Reduce watering during the winter.


Common Name: Autumn Flowering Laelia


  1. Amalia autumnalis (Lex.) Heynh. 1846
  2. Bletia autumnalis [Lindley]Rchb.f 1825
  3. Cattleya autumnalis Beer 1854
  4. Laelia autumnalis f. atrorubens (Backh.f.) Halb. 1993
  5. Laelia autumnalis f. xanthotrophis (Rchb.f.) Halb. & Soto Arenas 1997
  6. Laelia autumnalis var. atrorubens Backh.f. 1880
  7. Laelia autumnalis var. venusta auct. 1884
  8. Laelia autumnalis var. xanthotrophis Rchb.f. 1888
  9. Laelia venusta Rolfe 1895

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